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A SQL Server DBA that dabbles in Python, Linux, and math. On the rare occassions I have time, I play Go.


Apr
17
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
24
comment Why did Kano focus on grappling?
I do not claim to be an expert, but I believe most BJJ schools do not teach striking (or segregate it into a separate MMA class).
Feb
13
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
I respectfully disagree with your thoughts on "guilt factor", though I do prefer the term accountability. I'm much more reliable about getting to the track or gym when I have a workout partner that is expecting me to be there.
Feb
13
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Agree with all, but really want to emphasize #4. Also, check into the pricing carefully. Some places (many which would fall into "McDojo" but not necessarily all) will wind up far more expensive than they sound at first when you need to buy equipment, "promotion testing", seminars, etc.
Jan
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
2
comment What's the physics behind checking kicks?
Do you actually build up cartilege over the shin? My understanding had been that it built up pain tolerance and helped the bone itself grow denser over time. Cartilege is primarily located in joints.
Oct
23
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
@Sardathrion I agree, but I think it has moved closer to a good question. If rephrased to something like "a 1-v-1 fight in urban environment and no weapons" we would have a legitimate question (I don't know what the answer would be or why you would want to ask that question, but it would be a valid question). If changed to "for MMA style rules" we could probably answer empirically by looking at the history of PRIDE and UFC.
Oct
22
awarded  Commentator
Oct
22
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
This could be an interest question if you narrow what you mean by "effective". Effective for MMA is different from effective for self defense which is different from controlling someone without doing serious harm the way a police officer or bouncer would want to. They overlap somewhat of course, but they are different.
Oct
18
comment Teaching Students to See the “Big Picture” of a Conflict
I think this is a great answer other than "to look good" part. Was that supposed to be sarcasm/humor?
Oct
11
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Sounds good, thanks.
Oct
10
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Thanks. What's too heavy? I'm about 190 right now and targetting 175-180.
Oct
9
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Have you tried one of those door frame pull up bars? Did you have problems with your doors? I've been tempted to get one, but the Amazon reviews have been a bit mixed.
Oct
3
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
@Trevoke You are right, but to borrow a phrase, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." The burden of proof is on the ones making the mystical claims. It is technical true that Dave has not proven it does not exist. It would be close to impossible to truly prove it does not exist. But all available evidence indicates that it probably does not exist and the minimal evidence for its existence is weak. It is safe to assume it does not exist with a high degree of certainty until new evidence to the contrary is brought forward.
Sep
12
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
@DaveLiepmann I agree with that, but even then we can ask what kind of fighting. Do they want to kill/maim the other person? Or are we talking sport-fighting/tournaments? Or perhaps they want to control someone long enough to handcuff them? Or perhaps they want to survive the initial attack long enough to run away? Different arts focus on those different aspects of fighting to different degrees.
Aug
9
comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Its worth getting back into Go. It is one of the most enjoyable games out there.
Jul
30
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
This is an excellent answer, though I think the idea that firearms can be taught easily is a bit misleading. It's true that a competent instructor can show the basics in just a couple of hours, but true mastery of even one type of gun requires a substantial investment in time and effort and you handle rifles differently from pistols which are different from shotguns which are different from machine guns, so trying to master "guns" as an entire class is a major undertaking.
Jul
22
awarded  Student
Jul
18
awarded  Suffrage
Jul
18
comment How to build up endurance when rolling?
@ChristopherPerry I'm in about the same position. I started about a month ago, and I tire fast. But I'm improving slowly by doing it, and I think getting in a last roll even after I'm exhausted helps me improve faster (even if it is less practice for my opponent since I'm not much better than practice dummy by then.)